Website Privacy Notice
The below notice relates to data collected from visitors to the website. For more general information on the council’s data processing activities, please see the council’s General Data Privacy Notice.
Woodley Town Council is committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and to maintain the trust and confidence of visitors to our web site, and subscribers to our newsletter and information.
How do we collect information from you?
We can collect personal data from you when you visit our website via contact forms which you may submit, or if you register to receive an email newsletter or other information from us. Server logs and cookies will also collect your (anonymised) IP address.
What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when you accessed them.
How is your information used?
We may use your personal data such as name, email address and phone number to contact you about queries you have or services you have requested. We use the IP address of the device you accessed our website from to gain insights on website visitor behaviour, for instance, which are the most popular pages and how long was spent browsing them. This type of data is anonymised. We can also use IP address information to identify malicious attacks on the web server.
Who has access to your information?
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties and we will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. We will not contact you for marketing purposes electronically or by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted.
How long do we keep your personal data?
In general, we will keep data only for as long as we need it. This means that we will either delete or anonymise data when it is no longer needed.
The last octet of the IP address is wiped after nine months, which means there are 254 possibilities for the IP address in question (. 0 and . 255 are reserved addresses). After 18 months, Google anonymizes the unique cookie data stored in these logs.
Server logs are kept for 18 months after which they are destroyed.
Your choices & access to your personal data
You are entitled to know what personal data we hold in relation to you and have the right to ask us to amend or delete this information at any time. You can contact us directly to have your information corrected or removed from our records:
Woodley Town Council
The Oakwood Centre
Headley Road. Berkshire
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit.
Cookies make navigating between pages more efficient to improve your experience of a website.
You can find more information about cookies from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Website. The ICO is the body that oversees privacy and use of personal data in the UK.
Cookies used on www.woodley.gov.uk
If you click to accept cookies when you visit our website, you allow us to place small cookies on your computer.
You can manage and delete cookies using your browser settings.
Types of Cookie:
|Strictly necessary cookies
||We may use some functionality-based cookies to help the site work properly. Declining these cookies might change the way the website looks and/or behaves. These cookies are NOT used for targeted advertising.
||These cookies collect anonymous information about users to assess the performance of a website.
||These cookies remember choices that users have made in previous visits to the website in order to improve their experience on subsequent visits. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
|Third party cookies
||We cannot access cookies placed on your devices by third-party sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Google, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by our site.
Video – If we embed video to this website cookies may be placed on your computer by the respective video streaming websites when you view it.
Analytics – Woodley.gov.uk uses a third- party service, Google Analytics, to collect anonymous internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns – we do not share this information with third parties.
Woodley Town Council has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the information contained on these website pages is accurate and correct at the time of writing. Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of this information Woodley Town Council will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within these pages.
Woodley Town Council is not responsible for any aspect of any website it does not control, nor does it accept any responsibility for sites linked from this one. Inclusion of a pointer to another organisation’s site does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of that organisation or site by the Council.
The inclusion of any company / society / group / persons within the website should not be used as a recommendation of that company / society / group / person’s products and / or services.
Copyright for non-commercial use
The information featured on this website is the © copyright of Woodley Town Council unless otherwise indicated. You may re-use the information on this website that is the copyright of Woodley Town Council free of charge in any format for non-commercial use. Re-use includes copying, issuing copies to the public, publishing, broadcasting and translating into other languages. It also covers non-commercial research and study. Re-use is subject to the following conditions. You must:
- Acknowledge the source and our copyright in cases where you supply the information to others
- Reproduce the information accurately
- Not use the information in a misleading way
- Not use the information for the principal purpose of advertising or promoting a particular product or service.
Permission may be required in respect of any information that is not Wokingham Borough Council’s copyright, from the copyright owner concerned.
You may establish links to this website.
Copyright for commercial use
Re-use of information on this website for commercial use is not permitted.
Review of this policy
This Policy was last updated in July 2023 and is reviewed regularly.
For more information please view or download the Council’s General Data Privacy Notice